I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.
"Brooklyn" is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay on tonight's Academy Awards, and I am certainly excited about that. It was my favorite film of the year (although it won't win), and both the book and the adaptation were just, just perfect.
The adaptation was completely faithful. The only changes were that Eilis' brothers have disappeared as characters and the fiancé's conversation in the courthouse makes the reveal at the end of the film clearer. Both are acceptable changes.
Plus, the screenplay was written by the fine British novelist Nick Hornby, who would be the person I'd most like to see give an Oscar speech.
Read it, see it, love it, "Brooklyn."